Good morning reader friends! As I write this on Friday afternoon we have a crazy, but fun, weekend ahead. Bible study is here tonight – I’ve got Sangria with lots of fruit ready, the red and white kind; for a snack I’m serving chips (no, not homemade, but organic), with salsa and guacamole; and for a treat, some yummy strawberry crepes – I’ll have to get that recipe up one of these days, but it’s not totally sparkly… Our nephew is getting married tomorrow (party!), and my step-Dad’s 80th birthday brunch is Sunday. Fun but busy, SO thankfully I’ve got lots of goodies ready to share with you…
- Last weekend our two oldest ran the Riverbank 5K and I loved seeing them give each other a high five as they crossed the finish line. 🙂 (Our middle schooler’s whole class did it together, cool huh?) Sadly, a 37 year old man had a heart attack and passed away during the 25K that day. Obviously, I have no idea what kind of diet he ate, but nonetheless, this timely article from Kimberly sure makes you think: One man’s search for the perfect human diet. Here’s an excerpt: “C.J. Hunt nearly died of cardiac arrest during a run. At age 24. This rude awakening led him to embark upon a quest for the underlying cause of his weak health at such a young age. He discovered the vital role nutrition plays in body building and set out to make a documentary film about the Perfect Human Diet.”
- Is anyone else as frustrated as we are with how quickly things around the house need to be repaired or replaced? We can’t keep up! This post from Mindful Momma, Keeping up with things that break, includes a very interesting video that actually offers a solution to this problem, when it comes to electronics anyway. “Consumer goods are made so damn cheaply these days it makes me sick. As they say in The Story of Electronics, most products sold today are Designed for the Dump. This creative video created by Annie Leonard of Story of Stuff fame, explains what actually happens to all this electronic crap when it gets “recycled” and eventually winds its way to the dump.”
- Remember I told you not long ago about the nutrition talk I did for our son’s middle school class? (Read about it: Teaching middle schoolers about Real Food. Soon I get to do that talk again for 5th graders!) Shortly after that when I was at school, some of the kids were asking me again about our “homemade pop” (kefir soda) and I was telling their teacher how interested they were. He said, “We should use that for science class!” I was all excited and told him, “Yeah, and you can borrow my supplies, the kids would love it!” Later I came to my senses and called him back… “Uhh, I don’t think that’s such a good idea after all. Since it’s a fermented drink (which by the way is why it’s so good for you), it smells a little like beer, even though it only has a tiny amount of alcohol in there. But I’m thinking you probably don’t want the kids going home saying you taught them how to make beer.” He agreed that we’d better pass on that idea. LOL!
- Did you guys see this from Huffington Post? Back Pain? 10 Therapies to Consider. I only skimmed it, but I’d love to hear what you think and if you’ve dealt with back pain, what worked for you? (I may ask you this again later if I end up doing a whole post on it…)
Have a great day!